March 27, 2023

Monstrous Women and Ecofeminism in the Victorian Gothic, 1837–1871

McIntyre Amy

By Nicole C. Dittmer, Rowman & Littlefield, October 2022.

Nicole C. Dittmer offers a reimagining of the popular Gothic female “monster” figure in early-to-mid-Victorian literature. Regardless of the extensive scholarship concerning monstrosities, these pre-fin-de-siècle figurations have often been neglected by critical studies or interpreted as fragments of mind and body which create a division between culture and nature. In Monstrous Women and Ecofeminism, Dittmer deploys monism to delineate from and contest such dualism, unifies the material-immaterial aspects of fictional women, and blurs the distinction ...